2018 Lagarde Primeras Vinas Malbec Perdriel Argentina
The 2018 is an intense red with violet reflections. Floral aromas with mineral notes. Elegant, bold and with a medium to long finish in mouth. Aging in oak becomes unnoticed and perfectly balanced.
Wonderful with grilled red meats, strong cheeses and pasta dishes with white sauces, tomato or truffles. It is also ideal to pair with stews, game dishes or vegetables, such as stuffed potatoes, baked pumpkins or peppers.
Rated 95 Points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Much wilder than the wine from Luján de Cuyo, the 2018 Primeras Viñas Malbec Gualtallary is inevitably produced with much younger vines (planted in 2007) but shows the electric and chalky character from the best reds from the high-altitude place in the Valle de Uco. The wine is tightly wound, austere and with subdued minerality, and the notes of thyme and rockrose slowly unfurl as the wine sits in the glass. It's varietal, characterful and with lots of inner power and energy.
Rated 92 Points James Suckling
I like the blue fruit with blackberry and black cherry, as well as crushed stone. Medium to full body with fine, linear tannins and a long, intense finish. Bright and vivid. Pretty firmness. Drink or hold.